California: In a bid to empower parents help their child navigate safely on Facebook, the social networking giant on Tuesday launched Parent’s Portal in collaboration with parents, teenagers and safety experts around the world.
Facebook recently updated its Safety Centre and Bullying Prevention Hub and has now introduced Parent’s Portal, which provides parent specific advice as part of the Safety Centre.
Parent’s Portal includes guides for parents about how Facebook works, tips for talking with kids about staying safe online and resources from experts around the world. It is available in over 55 languages, including 11 in India, is mobile friendly and includes step-by-step videos.
“Parent’s Portal responds to feedback we have received about a knowledge gap among parents about our safety policies, tools and resources. With the new Safety Centre and Parent’s Portal, we worked with safety experts and local partners to develop content that resonates with our community,” said Ankhi Das, the social media site’s Public Policy Director, India, South and Central Asia.
“Facebook’s Parent’s Portal is a great resource for parents who are looking to learn and work with their children to help keep them safe online. We’re pleased to partner with Facebook on these resources and offer help to parents in India through our Social Surfing initiative,” added Dr Ranjana Kumari from Center for Social Research India.